The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an international forum of 29 countries and the European Union with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism.

Our forum brings together experts and practitioners from countries and regions around the world to share experiences and expertise, and develop tools and strategies on how to counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is Co-Chaired by Canada and Morocco.

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Listen to our podcasts on national CVE strategies and CT responses in the criminal justice sector!

We have created podcasts covering core GCTF Framework Documents. You can now listen to our podcasts explaining the Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector and the good practices on developing national CVE strategies.

Four years of GCTF Co-Chairmanship

The Kingdoms of Morocco and the Netherlands published a Legacy Paper of their work within the frameworks of their Co-Chairmanship of the GCTF between 2015 - 2019. The Legacy Paper highlights the former Co-Chairs' main achievements, as well as the strategic priorities of their Co-Chairmanship. 

The Legacy Paper is available in Arabic, English and French.

Ministerial Statements from the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Please see below the Ministerial Statements of GCTF Members, GCTF-Inspired Institutions and the United Nations delivered at the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting held in New York, United States on 25 September 2019:

Handover of GCTF Co-Chairmanship

The Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting marks the end of two consecutive mandates of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of the Netherlands as Co-Chairs of the GCTF. Canada and Morocco will take over the Co-Chairmanship for the upcoming two years.

The Lifecycle of Radicalization

GCTF Promotional Video

Threats, Challenges and Resources Related to FTF and Family Repatriations Side Event

Threats, Challenges and Resources Related to FTF and Family Repatriations Side Event

24 September 2019

NEW YORK - United States - The Side Event, hosted by Jordan and the United States, Co-Chairs of the FTF Working Group, aims to focus on the threat and challenges posed by FTF detainees and families in northeast Syria, the experiences and lessons learned by countries that have repatriated FTFs and/or families, including spouses and children, and the resources available to help countries address these challenges. 

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Sixteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Sixteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

23 September 2019

NEW YORK - United States - GCTF Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands, organized the Sixteenth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting in New York on 23 September 2019. 

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Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Review Meeting of the GCTF Memorandum on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Review Meeting of the GCTF Memorandum on the Use of Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures in a Counterterrorism Context

25-26 June 2019

GLION-SUR-MONTREUX - Switzerland - The review meeting was organized by the GCTF Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland.

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Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Workshop on Counter and Alternative Narratives

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Workshop on Counter and Alternative Narratives

24-25 June 2019

JAKARTA - Indonesia - The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Co-Chairs, Australia and Indonesia hosted a Workshop on Counter and Alternative Narratives in Jakarta, Indonesia on 24-25 June 2019. 

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Initiative on Improving Capabilities for Detecting and Interdicting Terrorist Travel through Enhanced Terrorist Screening and Information Sharing Third Regional Workshop

Initiative on Improving Capabilities for Detecting and Interdicting Terrorist Travel through Enhanced Terrorist Screening and Information Sharing Third Regional Workshop

13-14 June 2019

RABAT - Morocco - Co-Leads of the Initiative, Morocco and the United States, hosted the Third Regional Workshop on 13-14 June 2019, focusing on East and West Africa, including existing regional mechanisms, needs and gaps, will be the final meeting in a series of three region-specific workshops.

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